Hybrid Software Group showcases digital inkjet solutions at FESPA


Cambridge UK: Hybrid Software Group is exhibiting at FESPA (Berlin, 31 May – 3 June, Hall 25, Stand B50) to showcase solutions for the digital production of textiles, packaging, decoration, large format and specialty graphics.

The booth will feature a demonstration of the SmartDFE (Digital Front End Interface), a comprehensive software and hardware stack that offers mass customization at mass production prices by adding the power of inkjet printing into the smart factory. . It is the first product co-developed by Hybrid Software group companies: ColorLogic GmbH, iC3D, HYBRID Software, Global Graphics Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron.

The booth will also feature solutions from Global Graphics Software, developers of Harlequin RIP®, ScreenPro™ and PrintFlat™, and Meteor Inkjet, a leading provider of jet printhead electronics, software, tools and services. industrial ink.

Smart DFE is designed to be part of a fully automated manufacturing solution, supporting Industry 4.0 telematics and MIS integration. It brings together in one powerful solution the creation of optimized print-ready PDF files; workflow and task automation to connect to corporate IT systems; RIP; screening; optimized image quality; and, via Harlequin Direct™, it sends print data directly to the printheads at blazing speeds via Meteor software and electronics.

SmartDFE addresses the need for fully variable data, gives complete control of the print workflow, and provides valuable information for quality assurance and inspection, press maintenance, and inventory control. Its Smart Media Manager™ tunes the press for optimal print quality by generating smart media definitions, including ICC profiles for specific ink types and media using technology from ColorLogic GmbH .

Meteor Inkjet will showcase its portfolio of industrial solutions for graphics, signage, decoration, packaging and textile applications, including the world’s largest range of control electronics for all major inkjet printheads. industrial ink; ready-to-use digital front-ends; Software Development Kits to create custom printers from scratch; and a full suite of tools and services to help OEMs design and optimize printing systems.
Mike Rottenborn, CEO of Hybrid Software Group, said, “With the expansion of Hybrid Software Group, we are unique in the industry as the single provider of all core technology, software and electronics, required for the inkjet printing. Our SmartDFE enables manufacturers of digital printers or digital printing subsystems to sell in highly automated manufacturing environments and helps their customers adopt initiatives such as Industry 4.0.

“SmartDFE relies on tight and fast integration, communication and control between components, from job creation to printheads. It allows our client to collect detailed data from each print device and the plant at large and uses this data to forecast and control the press for high-efficiency print manufacturing.


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